Growing up is hard. Especially when you feel out of place. But that’s what makes these coming-of-age films so much fun to watch. It’s that sense of feeling seen and understood. But now it’s time to look at one with more of a superhero angle to it. Marvel Studios has released the first trailer for “Ms. Marvel,” starring Kamala Khan which teases teeny bopper daydreams with the superhero drama.
Marvel’s latest series, set to premiere on Disney+, follows New Jersey high school student Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) trying to figure out her place in the world… and all before the lunch bell. Though her superhero fanage makes her somewhat of an outcast, Kamala finds that is what makes her standout. And yet, she still has to navigate the chaos of adolescence while also living as a Pakistani American teenager.
“Ms. Marvel” is the first Marvel Studios property to center on a Muslim character, which in itself in inspiration and further’s the movement for more presentation of minority communities. Although, the show trading in the her comic book polymorphic powers for cosmic shiny wristbands does seem like a bit of a downgrade. Still, the chance to see a more diverse roster of heroes join the MCU is refreshing and shows the world that they too can see themselves in these stories. Which is an important message to send for those who feel unseen and unheard.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “Ms. Marvel:”
Marvel Studios’ “Ms. Marvel” is a new, original series that introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega fan with an oversized imagination—particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with super powers, right?
The cast also includes Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Nakli, Azhar Usman, Travina Springer and Nimra Bucha.
Episodes are directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Meera Menon and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Bisha K. Ali are the executive producers. Co-executive producers for the series are Sana Amanat and Trevor Waterson, and Bisha K. Ali is the head writer.